March 8 is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.
The first International Women’s Day event was run in 1911. 2011 was the Global Centenary Year.
This day marks an opportunity to acknowledge all of our accomplishments and also re-dedicate ourselves to the upliftment of all women and girls around the world. We do this because we have privilege beyond measure and we can use our powerful presence in the world to make a difference.
Here is a very simple way to be involved in making a difference. Take a personal stand to eradicate violence against women. Become conscious of your words and actions – align yourself with women, you don’t have to like everyone, you only need to promise not to do harm. Sign this online proclamation and make your voice count for International Women’s day.
If you can, then you must.